Archive for February, 2009

Storm Spotter Training Morris, IL Feb 23

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

A storm spotter training session will be held at 6:30 PM on Monday Feb 23 in Morris, IL at the Grundy County Administration Building. For more info contact 815-941-3200.

What is SKYWARN?

SKYWARN® is a volunteer program with nearly 290,000 trained severe weather spotters. These volunteers help keep their local communities safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service.  You can learn more about SKYWARN at the following links:

Official NWS SKYWARN page

Storm Spotter FAQ from NWS Chicago

Note: Other upcoming training sessions and locations in NE Illinois and NW Indiana are listed here.

Skywarn® and the Skywarn® logo are registered trademarks of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, used with permission.

Winter Storm Moving Out

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

Update: 2/21/09

OK…Maybe more of a whimper… Winter storm exiting the area now after depositing only around 1.5 inches of snow.

Winter’s Last Gasp?

Friday, February 20th, 2009

We are currently under a Winter Storm Warning for expected snowfall of between 3 and 6 inches through Saturday afternoon. Meteorological Spring begins March 1st.

A Taste of Spring

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

The high temperature topped out at 62° this afternoon, making it the warmest day since November 7th. Quite a temperature change when you consider that the low Friday morning was only 8°! Our snow cover has dissappeared with only trace amounts remaining in sheltered areas.

Web Page Redesign

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

We’ve made some changes to our web page. We have added some new items and rearranged others. Hope you like it! Comments or suggestions always appreciated.